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Watch Father John Misty Perform “Total Entertainment Forever” and “Pure Comedy” on SNL

Literary rake Father John Misty took to Saturday Night Live last night, to do two cuts from his upcoming record, Pure Comedy. The first performance saw…
Dale Eisinger / March 5, 2017

How SXSW Got Pegged as the Anti-Immigration Music Festival

Over the last 24 hours, the long running festival SXSW has been engulfed in controversy regarding two provisions of its contract with artists who perform…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

Watch Kesha’s PSA for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

To coincide with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Kesha has shared a video where she discusses her struggles with eating disorders. In an accompanying Facebook post,…
Emma May / March 3, 2017

2 Chainz Hired a Choir to Sing “Put That Thing in Her Rib Cage”

Earlier this week, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane performed their song "Good Drank" on Jimmy Fallon's television program. Quavo of the Migos sings the track's chorus, but…
Jordan Sargent / March 3, 2017

SXSW Says It Will Amend Controversial Contract Language For “2018 and Beyond”

On Thursday evening, dozens of bands signed an open letter to SXSW demanding that it remove two clauses from its contract regarding international artists. One of…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

After Tweeting About Mental Disorders and Trump, M.I.A. Says She’s Deleting Her Account

After eight years of Twitter, M.I.A. is apparently ready to call it quits. She told her followers to screenshot all they can, because she'll be…
Brian Josephs / March 3, 2017

Chance the Rapper’s Meeting With Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Did Not Go Well

Earlier this week, Chance the Rapper announced he was getting a sit-down meeting with Bruce Rauner, the Republican governor of Illinois, in order to discuss…
Jeremy Gordon / March 3, 2017

Here’s What Metallica and Lady Gaga’s Botched Grammys Performance Was Supposed to Sound Like

The major other snafu of the awards season seems like small potatoes after the Oscars, but perhaps you can still recall how awkward that Metallica and Lady…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 3, 2017

Remy Ma on Nicki Minaj: “My Grandmother Told Me to Never Speak Ill of the Dead”

Last night, Remy Ma released another Nicki Minaj diss track, entitled "Another One." Today, she appeared on the The Wendy Williams Show, where she mainly talked about her instantly…
Brian Josephs / March 3, 2017

Riz Ahmed Tells Parliament That British TV’s Lack of Diversity Might Inspire People to Join ISIS

Yesterday, actor and rapper Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, The Night Of, Swet Shop Boys, etc.) gave the yearly lecture on diversity to the UK Parliament, which…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 3, 2017

Chris Brown Denies Reports of Drug Abuse, Anger Problems

Yesterday, an extensively reported Billboard story painted an unflattering portrait of Chris Brown: Former employees and friends described the singer as angry and unpredictable, abusive to…
Anna Gaca / March 3, 2017

New Music: Michelle Branch – “Best You Ever”

There's another new Michelle Branch song in the wild: "Best You Ever," a synth-laced goodbye letter that's equal parts bitter and boastful. Compared to the dreamy title track from…
Anna Gaca / March 3, 2017

Hot Chip, Caribou, Junior Boys Members to Release Collaborative Experimental Electronic Soundtrack

Members of Floating Points, Caribou, Junior Boys, Hot Chip, and Simian Mobile Disco recently collaborated on a re-scoring of the electronic 1973 work Tactus Tempus. The result…
Rob Arcand / March 3, 2017

Priests, Downtown Boys, Screaming Females, More Sign Open Letter Regarding SXSW’s Deportation Clause

Dozens of bands and musicians have signed an open letter directed to the organizers of SXSW, demanding that the festival remove clauses from its contract regarding deportation…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

Netflix Will Release New Standup Specials Every Week in 2017

If you find the number of "New Releases" bearing the red Netflix logo on your streaming queue to be completely overwhelming, your feeling of anxiety…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 3, 2017
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